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Meet Bush Baptist in Pretoria

Unread postby hilda » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:43 pm

Bush Baptist will be in Pretoria on Thursday, 27 and Friday, 28 November 2014, before he returns to Cape Town early on Saturday morning. Since there are quite a few ‘mites living in Pretoria and vicinity, how about meeting him at the Blue Crane Restaurant for dinner on Friday, 28 November 2014 at 18:30 for 19:00 at the Lower Deck?

Since I am from the “old school”, I like to arrange things long before the time to ensure that everybody has enough time to decide without already having other appointments. The Blue Crane is located on the waterfront of one of the lakes of the beautiful Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary, is not too pricy and their food is good. I will post directions closer to the time.

I need to know more or less how many people will attend before I make a booking.

All expenses will be for your own accounts.

Everybody in Gauteng (and anywhere else) is welcome! Please add your names, and let's make Bush Baptist's Gauteng experience a joyful one, filled with Gauteng hospitality! We in Gauteng are due for a Meet anyway!

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Re: Meet Bush Baptist in Pretoria

Unread postby hilda » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:31 am

Attendance list for Gauteng Meet:

Guest of honour: Bush Baptist
Mellory and Ernst
Meandering Mouse
Porridge and Jaxidean
Barry and Hilda
Nkulu and Partner
Vlakvarkvrou
Mads
11ie
Graeme and Nicky
Pooh Bear & Scorpy
Hippotragus and SO
Rolypoly and husband. (Roland & Lana de Beer)
Heksie
Waterbuck and Lee-Zaan and two kids
WendyA
Wildtuinman & SO (will try their best to be there!)
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Re: Meet Bush Baptist in Pretoria

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:07 am

Me too please :wink:

Looking forward immensely to it fresh after my first visit to Kruger for 5 years.
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Re: Meet Bush Baptist in Pretoria

Unread postby hilda » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:31 pm

Looking forward to meeting you very much BB!! :dance: :dance:

We have made a tentative booking today, since it is during the time for Christmas parties, and we were concerned that the restaurant would be fully booked if we wait too long! That is done and we can just confirm the amount of guests 10 days before the time! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Meet Bush Baptist in Pretoria

Unread postby Crested Val » Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:06 pm

Will be thinking of you all, and wishing you a wonderful evening. :gflower:

Hilda and Barry organised a wonderful eveing for us there, a couple of years back..............it is a beautiful venue. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Meet Bush Baptist in Pretoria

Unread postby Hippotragus » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:45 pm

Just got back from Pretoria! It was lovely to meet everyone, and especially BB.

Thank you hilda and barryels for arranging the meet - great venue, super people, good food, interesting chat and catching up.
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Re: Meet Bush Baptist in Pretoria

Unread postby Nkulu » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:42 am

An enormous Thank you :gflower: to Hilda and barryels for arranging this lovely meet,
and BB it was good to put a face to that unique humour

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Also to Mellory for collecting me, even though I managed to get them lost :redface:
(when I say left but mean right) :redface: :redface:

And to Kendal who saw me home safely

Thanks to these wonderful mites I had a lovely meet, seeing old faces (old like in met before)and new faces too
and I already have a braai planned (with Amarula :lol: ) at Tsendze for 22 December

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Re: Meet Bush Baptist in Pretoria

Unread postby hilda » Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:32 pm

Barry and I want to thank each and everyone who attended last night's meet with Bush Baptist! BB was amazed about the amount of Gautengers who attended the meet, and couldn't believe the hospitality and friendliness of all the 'mites he have met. :D

As soon as we have downloaded and resized our pictures, we will post them here. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Meet Bush Baptist in Pretoria

Unread postby barryels » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:32 am

The long awaited day of the South meeting the North was here and no turning back for Bush Baptist to face the music in Pretoria :D . Thank you to everybody who attended the evening and made this meet u huge success as always :clap: .

The ‘mites that BB met first was Porridge, Jaxidean and Heksie. With tongue in the cheek, BB enquired about the Brownie (Brown Hyena) in Kruger from Heksie.

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Porridge with the blue shirt with Hilda standing behind him and Heksie sitting next to Porridge. On the other side of the table is Bush Baptist with Jaxidean obscured next to him.

Here is a picture of the ‘mites arriving and start to mingle as only we can do.

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Re: Meet Bush Baptist in Pretoria

Unread postby barryels » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:52 am

I know by now everybody shouts at their screens, names please :pray: .

Let me post some more pictures and put some names to them :D .

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Nkulu left front and to her right is Rolypoly’s SO (Roland) whom I just missed in the picture. WendyA sits with her back to me in the picture left middle. Back top is Jaxidean and to the right is Bush Baptist.

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Sekhmet on the left in conversation with Mads with vlakvarkvrou on the right. At the back from left to right is:
Roland with his back in the picture, Richard, Hipotragus, ErnestJ, Scorpy with his back in the picture, Mellory and Pooh Bear across from her.

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Bush Baptist and Nicky.

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Rolypoly with Hippotragus in the middle with SO (Richard) to her right and ErnstJ to her left.

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The wonderful Mellory.

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Nkulu left with Rolypoly right and her SO (Roland) in the middle.

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ErnestJ, jumping the gun with Mellory (Ernest’s SO) left and Hilda and Pooh Bear right, sharing a joke.

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Graeme and Nicky

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Jaxidean studying the menu.

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The legendary Bush Baptist.

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Porridge and Heksie deciding on what to eat.

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WendyA.

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Sekhmet (Vlakvarkvrou’s daughter).

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Vlakvarkvrou with WendyA, Sekhmet and Graeme & Nicky.

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Scorpy with Nkulu on the right.
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Re: Meet Bush Baptist in Pretoria

Unread postby hilda » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:12 pm

Barryels also attended the meet! :tongue:

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I need to apologise for the blurry pictures! My camera needs an urgent service! Will do that tomorrow. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Meet Bush Baptist in Pretoria

Unread postby hilda » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:00 am

It was really nice to see all the friends again, and to meet Rolypoly and her SO! Glad you have all enjoyed the evening as much as we did, and as Graeme&Nicky said, couldn't believe we left the restaurant so late! It goes to show, it was a lovely evening! Thank you all for attending and making it another unforgettable evening! :dance: :dance:

Thank you again to Ernest and Mellory and Pooh Bear and Scorpy for picking up Nkulu and taking her back home safe and sound after the meet. It is really appreciated. :gflower: :gflower:

Looking forward to the next meet - Mellory and at Rietvlei? :wink:

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Re: Meet Bush Baptist in Pretoria

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:53 pm

I am still trying to get some order into the chaos that is my life at the moment, so please forgive me for not responding sooner.

I was blown away by the turnout of Pretoria ( and surrounding area) mites who attended Friday night's excellent do. I think I got to talk to most of you, and those I did not, well maybe we can do it again next time.

A very special word of thanks must go to Barryels & Hilda, who not only put it together, but put me up/up with me from Wednesday night to Saturday morning. I was treated like an honoured guest with magnificent hospitality. Thank you SO much. I am humbled.

You Gauteng mites rock! You might not have the Currie Cup, but you certainly can play! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Meet Bush Baptist in Pretoria

Unread postby hilda » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:48 am

It was only a pleasure having you here Bush Baptist! As I predicted, the two four-legged "kids" went to look for you in your room and bathroom several times, and even outside! It seems that they have finally accepted uncle BB is no longer around! :k

We sincerely hope there will be a next time! We need to visit Rietvlei too! :thumbs_up:


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